|Document ID (ISN)||62927|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Jensen P.A., Todd W.F., Hart M.E., Mickelsen R.L., O'Brien D.M.
||Evaluation and control of worker exposure to fungi in a beet sugar refinery
||Dec. 1993, Vol.54, No.12, p.742-748. Illus. 27 ref.
||A study of worker exposure to airborne fungi was undertaken in a sugar beet refinery (Michigan, USA) to evaluate the level of exposure and to determine if controls could be implemented that would lower these exposures. Two field surveys were conducted, the first during the sugar production campaign (January) and the second during postproduction cleanup and maintenance (June). This study showed high exposure of pulp pellet loaders and pellet silo workers to various species of aspergillus. Other fungal species that might pose a health hazard were detected. Exposures to fungi during the postproduction cleanup and maintenance phase were much higher than those measured during the production campaign. Engineering controls that would reduce employee exposure are discussed.
||USA; Michigan; fungi; sugar industry; exposure evaluation; biological hazards; limitation of exposure
||Aspergillus moulds; description of equipment; description of technique; sampling and analysis; Penicillium moulds
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)